The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Drools
Rank 578 557 550
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing Drools 50 58 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.11% 0.051%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.38% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 19
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£375 £408 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -25.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £473 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £410 -
% change year-on-year
-6.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15632 15239 14446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.87% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9822 9171
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 221 291
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 31 £400 - 5
London +14 20 £370 -9.20% 4
Scotland -24 13 £395 -6.44%
Glasgow +16 9 £383 +31.89%
Croydon - 7 - -
South West -2 4 £431 -13.75% 1
Gloucestershire -3 4 £431 - 1
South East -14 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - -
Wales - 4 £345 -
Gloucester - 4 £431 - 1
Newport - 3 £313 -
South Wales - 3 £313 -
Manchester -13 2 £365 -18.88%
North West -19 2 £365 -18.88%
Edinburgh -37 2 - -
Stirling - 2 £410 -
Jersey - 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 £575 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £325 -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 96 (92.31%) Java
2 59 (56.73%) Spring
3 45 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (41.35%) SQL
5 36 (34.62%) JUnit
5 36 (34.62%) JBoss
6 35 (33.65%) Oracle
7 32 (30.77%) SOA
8 30 (28.85%) HTML
8 30 (28.85%) Hibernate
9 29 (27.88%) Web Services
9 29 (27.88%) Maven
9 29 (27.88%) REST
10 25 (24.04%) Linux
11 24 (23.08%) HTML5
12 23 (22.12%) Eclipse
13 22 (21.15%) J2EE
13 22 (21.15%) Finance
13 22 (21.15%) JIRA
13 22 (21.15%) Jenkins
14 21 (20.19%) RESTful
14 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
14 21 (20.19%) Python
15 20 (19.23%) MVC
15 20 (19.23%) Spring MVC
15 20 (19.23%) Apache Camel
16 19 (18.27%) Dojo
16 19 (18.27%) Banking
16 19 (18.27%) JPA
16 19 (18.27%) BPMN

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (34.62%) JBoss
2 12 (11.54%) Apache
2 12 (11.54%) nginx
3 11 (10.58%) Confluence
3 11 (10.58%) Tomcat
4 10 (9.62%) Alfresco
5 9 (8.65%) Mule
5 9 (8.65%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (8.65%) Mule ESB
6 8 (7.69%) FileNet
6 8 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (6.73%) GlassFish
7 7 (6.73%) Jetty
7 7 (6.73%) WebLogic
7 7 (6.73%) iPlanet
7 7 (6.73%) Apache TomEE
7 7 (6.73%) Tornado
7 7 (6.73%) WildFly
7 7 (6.73%) Apache Qpid
7 7 (6.73%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (5.77%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (6.73%) HTTP
3 3 (2.88%) LDAP
4 2 (1.92%) Firewall
5 1 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) MySQL
2 15 (14.42%) SQL Server
3 14 (13.46%) MongoDB
3 14 (13.46%) Relational Database
4 11 (10.58%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (9.62%) Oracle Database
6 9 (8.65%) Pentaho
7 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (6.73%) InterSystems Cache
8 7 (6.73%) Infinispan
8 7 (6.73%) Redis
8 7 (6.73%) Riak
9 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.92%) DB2
11 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.96%) SQLite
11 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (34.62%) JUnit
2 29 (27.88%) Maven
3 23 (22.12%) Eclipse
4 22 (21.15%) JIRA
4 22 (21.15%) Jenkins
5 13 (12.50%) Selenium
6 12 (11.54%) Gradle
7 11 (10.58%) Git (software)
7 11 (10.58%) JMeter
8 9 (8.65%) VisualVM
8 9 (8.65%) YourKit
8 9 (8.65%) Artifactory
9 8 (7.69%) SonarQube
9 8 (7.69%) Gerrit
9 8 (7.69%) Mockito
9 8 (7.69%) Mocha
10 6 (5.77%) ANTLR
10 6 (5.77%) Cucumber
10 6 (5.77%) FitNesse
11 5 (4.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 19 (18.27%) Banking
3 13 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.88%) Back Office
5 3 (2.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (65.38%) Developer
2 58 (55.77%) Java Developer
3 21 (20.19%) Senior Developer
4 20 (19.23%) Senior Java Developer
5 18 (17.31%) Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Java Architect
7 5 (4.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Junior
7 5 (4.81%) Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.81%) J2EE Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Junior Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Junior Java Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Junior Software Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Applications Support
8 3 (2.88%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Junior Java Software Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (2.88%) FileNet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (56.73%) Spring
2 30 (28.85%) HTML
2 30 (28.85%) Hibernate
3 29 (27.88%) Web Services
3 29 (27.88%) REST
4 24 (23.08%) HTML5
5 22 (21.15%) J2EE
6 21 (20.19%) RESTful
7 20 (19.23%) Apache Camel
7 20 (19.23%) Spring MVC
8 19 (18.27%) Dojo
8 19 (18.27%) JPA
9 18 (17.31%) AngularJS
9 18 (17.31%) CSS
10 17 (16.35%) Apache CXF
11 14 (13.46%) JMS
12 12 (11.54%) jQuery
12 12 (11.54%) CSS3
13 11 (10.58%) JAX-RS
14 10 (9.62%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.65%) Equities
2 9 (8.65%) Derivative
3 8 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (6.73%) W3C
5 2 (1.92%) CMDB
5 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) Blog
6 1 (0.96%) DTCC
6 1 (0.96%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.04%) Linux
2 10 (9.62%) Ubuntu
3 9 (8.65%) CentOS
4 6 (5.77%) Windows
5 4 (3.85%) UNIX
6 2 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.77%) SOA
3 20 (19.23%) MVC
4 19 (18.27%) BPMN
5 17 (16.35%) Open Source
5 17 (16.35%) Workflow
5 17 (16.35%) Scrum
6 14 (13.46%) TDD
6 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
7 13 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 13 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 12 (11.54%) Multithreading
9 11 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.58%) ETL
10 10 (9.62%) OO
10 10 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (9.62%) SDLC
11 9 (8.65%) Low Latency
11 9 (8.65%) Code Coverage
12 8 (7.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 96 (92.31%) Java
2 43 (41.35%) SQL
3 21 (20.19%) Python
4 17 (16.35%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.62%) Shell Script
5 10 (9.62%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.77%) Perl
7 5 (4.81%) C#
7 5 (4.81%) C++
7 5 (4.81%) Ruby
8 3 (2.88%) Groovy
9 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.92%) VBScript
9 2 (1.92%) VB
10 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.46%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.62%) Degree
4 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) EMIR
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (8.65%) vCloud
2 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.73%) Squid
3 7 (6.73%) Varnish
4 3 (2.88%) GlusterFS
5 2 (1.92%) Xen
5 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) ZABBIX
1 11 (10.58%) logstash
1 11 (10.58%) Kibana
1 11 (10.58%) Rundeck
2 10 (9.62%) Puppet
3 8 (7.69%) Ansible
3 8 (7.69%) Salt
3 8 (7.69%) HAProxy
4 3 (2.88%) Nagios
4 3 (2.88%) SCOM
5 2 (1.92%) SCCM
5 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.92%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.96%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.96%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 35 (33.65%) Oracle
2 11 (10.58%) VMware
3 9 (8.65%) Splunk
3 9 (8.65%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.69%) IBM
4 8 (7.69%) Pega
5 7 (6.73%) Twitter
6 6 (5.77%) TIBCO
7 5 (4.81%) OpenText
8 2 (1.92%) Remedy
8 2 (1.92%) Cisco
8 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.92%) HP
8 2 (1.92%) BMC
8 2 (1.92%) CA
8 2 (1.92%) ILOG
9 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
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